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James Hill was born and raised in North Carolina and graduated from East
Carolina University in 2005 with a duel degree in public relations and
print journalism. Following completion of his undergraduate studies
James relocated to Jacksonville where he attended and graduated from
Florida Coastal School of Law.  During law school James was an active
participant in the Jacksonville legal community throughout his law
school studies.  James interned with the Jasonville Area Legal Aid fair
housing division and clerked at several area law offices assisting in
civil litigation and criminal defense. Following graduation of law
school James became an associate attorney with The Williston Firm, P.L.
where he handles cases ranging from misdemeanors to high end felonies as
well as several other practice areas.  James vigorously advocates for
his clients to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected and
that they receive zealous representation.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    7 years
  2. Family: 15%
    7 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    7 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. James is a pleasure to work with and a fine attorney.


    Zachary Alfant Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    Mr. Hill is a skilled, dedicated, and knowledgeable attorney. He is diligent and compassionate, taking into consideration all aspects of a client's life, and how criminal charges might impact them. Mr. Hill is an outstanding trial attorney, and will not give up on a fight. I highly endorse Mr. Hill.


    Matthew Meyers Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Williston Firm, P.L.
1104 LaSalle Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32207


FLMember in Good Standing200909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Pro Bono Coordinators Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateThe Williston Firm, P.L.2009 - Present
ClerkThe Law office of Chris Johns2007 - 2008
ClerkJacksonville Area Legal Aid, Fair Housing Advocacy Center2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2015 - Present
Jacksonville Beaches Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North East FloridaBig2010 - Present
Jacksonville Area Legal AidPro Bono Attorney2010 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
16-2012-CF-007952Not Guilty on all counts
16-2014-CF-001395No conviction, no jail, no probation. Only court costs.
16-2014-CF-001477charges dropped
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Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2009
Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'LawInternational Dispute Resolution2008
East Carolina UniversityMedia Studies/ PR and PrintBachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
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